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Dewbridge at Denver.

United Airlines has purchased five over-the-wing automated boarding bridges from Dewbridge Airport Systems for installation at Denver International. They will facilitate simultaneous front and rear door access.

The investment is part of the airline's plan to move all 35 flights operated at Denver by its budget arm Ted from Concourse A to five gates within Concourse B. The first of the boarding bridges will be operational in April and the airline is expecting it will result in ten-minute reductions in turnaround times.

"We're pleased to become the first US airline to utilize this innovative equipment," said Sean Donohue VP Operational Services, United Express and Ted. "By introducing this boarding system it will allow passengers to deplane faster, while enabling employees more time to focus on the customer."

Essentially the airline will use the bridges' introduction as a template for its operation at Denver which if successful will roll out at other US airports across Ted's network.
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Title Annotation:Americas; United Air Lines Inc.; Denver International Airport
Publication:Airports International
Article Type:Brief Article
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Mar 1, 2006
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